The Matchmaker’s Mistletoe Mission: E-Arc Review


43807371._SY475_Title: The Matchmaker’s Mistletoe Mission
Author: Jaci Burton
Genre: Holiday Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: October 15th, 2019

eARC provided by publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

synopsis header
“Stranded at the Red Moss Vineyard a week before her best friend’s wedding, LA native and professional matchmaker Alice Weatherford is not pleased with her first trip to Oklahoma, or the epic snowstorm forcing her to stay. So much for Christmas cheer. What she needs is a project, something to distract her…and, oh, has she found one in neighboring rancher Clay Henry. Gorgeous, charming, and unlike any other man she’s ever met, finding the right woman for Clay should be easy….

Having grown up with the Bellini sisters, it’s no hardship for Clay to ride out the storm at their cozy family vineyard, especially since that means spending time with their savvy and smart houseguest. But despite Alice’s best efforts, he’s not the least bit interested in her matchmaking….

Alice is the only woman Clay wants. Now he just has to convince the matchmaker herself to give love a chance.” (Goodreads)


So if you don’t know, I haven’t read much romance books in my life. I can count them on one hand. I have read some great ones but this one just didn’t live up to my expectations for a couple of reasons.

One of the reasons I decided to request this book was because of the cover. It is just so cute! I also was intrigued by the synopsis because anything with matchmaking I am here for. That is where one of my expectations fell short at. It seemed that Alice would try to set him up and she did once but he never even went out with the person. As for the plot, it just didn’t live up to what I expected from the synopsis. I liked the idea of it but it just wasn’t executed well. It also felt a bit rushed. The plot is just very much based around the insta-lust between Alice and Clay and that is why it just wasn’t for me.

The relationship between Alice and Clay wasn’t very believable. They shared a week together and although they discussed what they wanted out of life, there wasn’t much of them getting to know one another. I know that others wouldn’t find this as a problem and maybe its just me. I just like things to be realistic, you know?

The setting is very cool and I was here for the snowy/holiday atmosphere. It gets you in the mood to sit by a fire, cuddled up with a good book in hand.

Overall, it was an okay read but the issues I had with it were just too much for my liking. I am sure others will enjoy this one so definitely take my review lightly!



13 thoughts on “The Matchmaker’s Mistletoe Mission: E-Arc Review

  1. It’s so hard to find a contemporary romance that doesn’t feel too cliched and yet still gives us those tropes we all love. Sorry this one wasn’t up to scratch Joanna

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  2. Great review, Joanna! I’ve definitely read romances that are completely different to the synopsis and where the chemistry isn’t believable between characters. It’s pretty disappointing! Sorry to hear this one didn’t work for you, despite the great setting and cute cover. Hope your next romance is better 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Dini! Yeah, it’s always unfortunate but I’m sure others will really love this one. Maybe I am just too picky, haha.


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